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Trailing Spouse Program

REDI’S Trailing Spouse Program was developed to assist a spouse or partner of candidates relocating to Eastern Idaho for jobs, also find employment opportunities.

Through REDI’s strong regional network, REDI shares resumes of trailing spouses and partners with employers - giving Eastern Idaho Regional Employers opportunities to add strong qualified candidates to their team.

If you have made an offer to a candidate with a trailing spouse or partner, please reach out to Teresa McKnight, CEO of REDI, to assist the trailing spouse or partner of the candidate also find employment opportunities.

REDI is here to support you search for the best talent and connect you to a strong network of resources.

Eastern Idaho has become a hot spot for top professionals seeking great career opportunities. 

Our region ranks top in the nation for:

  • Cost of Living 
  • Housing Costs
  • Quality Healthcare
  • Welcoming & Friendly Population
  • Outstanding Outdoor Recreation and access to a long list of National Parks!

Eastern Idaho - Power of Place

Eastern Idaho, which covers Southeast and East Idaho, is Idaho’s Research Corridor and the country’s premier region for science, technology and research. Eastern Idaho is a prime location for businesses requiring a large base of educated and trained talent. 

There are 75,000 students registered each semester between four major universities and colleges within the region – Idaho State University, Brigham Young University – Idaho, College of Eastern Idaho and a satellite campus of University of Idaho. Businesses and potential new industries looking to tap into a large pool of ready-to-work talent will discover Eastern Idaho to be one of the best places in the nation to find talent.

Eastern Idaho also has the infrastructure businesses require to relocate and expand.  Eastern Idaho offers accessibility by air, rail or interstate. Air service is provided by the Idaho Falls Regional Airport. Rail Freight services are provided by Union Pacific Railroad and the Eastern Idaho Railroad. Watco Transportation Services transloading services is also available.

Eastern Idaho is a rapid and aggressive growing region with sixteen diverse Counties. The Region offers a competitive cost of doing business with the lowest electricity rates in the nation. Companies benefit from low taxes, affordable industrial and commercial real estate, low utility costs, as well as access to a highly educated workforce. In Eastern Idaho, residents enjoy clean air, plenty of sunshine, diverse employment opportunities, affordable residential real estate, and an outdoor recreational paradise.

These are just a few reasons why Eastern Idaho is a great fit for companies to expand or relocate. Contact us to learn more.


4th Largest City in Idaho: Idaho Falls 

2nd Largest Workforce in Idaho

90.4 Cost of Living Composite for the Region


81.7 Percent of population under 30 (Rexburg is recognized as Millennial City USA with one of the country’s largest group of young talent)

Four Institutions of Higher Education with more than 75,000+ students enrolled each semester

Home to five federal programs – Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), US Navy, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Homeland Security


A Collaborative Computing Center (C3) – host to one of the most impressive supercomputers - the Sawtooth - with approximately 100,000 computer processor cores. One of the 100 fastest supercomputers in the world.

World Class Science, Research, Cybersecurity & Innovation Hub – Home to one of the largest Department of Energy sites - the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.

Data Centers - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ) Data Center focused on cybersecurity posture for all DOJ components.


8 Key Medical Facilities with the only Burn Center (EIRMC) in Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota

Agriculture Mega Center: #1 Potato Capitol in the World, #1 in Spring Wheat and #1 in Malt Barley

Four beautiful seasons, which equal impeccable Year-Round Outdoor Activities!


Explore over 160+ Trails, 46+ Parks, 12 Museums, 2 National Parks, 12 Golf Courses, 4 Art Centers, 3 Zoos, and 2 regional airports (Idaho Falls & Pocatello.) The possibilities are endless: Replenish your Zen for life with numerous indoor and outdoor activities.

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